Year of the Horse

China Zodiac Animal - Horse

Horse is the seventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Horse include 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026...

The Five Elements of Horse is Fire (Huo), which symbolizes enthusiasm and energy. The animal gives people an impression of independence and integrity. Its spirit is recognized to be the Chinese people's ethos - making unremitting efforts to improve themselves with passion and diligence.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Wu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Huo (Fire)
Yin Yang: Yang

Years of the Horse

Horse Year Start End
1918 Feb.11,1918 Jan.31,1919
1930 Jan.30,1930 Feb.16,1931
1942 Feb.15,1942 Feb.4,1943
1954 Feb.3,1954 Jan.23,1955
1966 Jan.21,1966 Feb.8,1967
1978 Feb.7,1978 Jan.27,1979
1990 Jan.27,1990 Feb.14,1991
2002 Feb.12,2002 Jan.31,2003
2014 Jan.31,2014 Feb.18,2015
2026 Feb.17,2026 Feb.5,2027

Lucky Signs for People born in Horse Year:

Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 7
Lucky Colors: brown, yellow, purple
Lucky Flowers: calla lily, jasmine, marigold
Lucky Directions: northeast, southwest and northwest

Lucky Numbers and Colors of Horse Lucky Flowers and Directions of Horse
Things Should be Avoided:
  • Unlucky Numbers: 1, 5, 6
  • Unlucky Colors: blue, white, gold
  • Unlucky Direction: southeast

They always impress upon people with dynamic, zealous and generous image. Although endowed with many shinning points, they have to face the weaknesses in their characteristics.
  • Strengths
    Most have nice personalities, such as warm-hearted, upright and easygoing. Hence, they usually have a lot of friends flocking around them. Independence and endurance makes them more powerful, and they do not easily give up when in difficulties. Positive attitude leads to a brighter direction. 
  • Weaknesses
    The love of spending seems to be the biggest problem since they must be financially well off to support their social activities and outlook. Besides, their frank attitude at times leads to letting out secret easily. Persistence is what they lack on the path of success. 
  • See more about Destiny by Birth Month, Destiny by Birth Date
  • Perfect Matches: Tiger, Sheep, Rabbit
    They are born to be a well-matched couple, sharing a lot in common.
  • Acceptable Matches: Dragon, Dog, Monkey
    Their life will be sweet and happy as long as one of them learns to be considerate, tolerant and understanding.
  • Complementary Match: Pig
    They are a complementary couple in characteristic and capability, and good partners in housework / business.
  • Intimate Friend: Snake
    They are not so much couple as intimate friends, enjoying the same value for fashion and art.
  • Avoid: Rat, Ox, Rooster, Horse
    They cannot understand and support each other.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
  • Best Jobs: Adventurers, writers, architects, businessmen, performers, entrepreneurs, scientists, artist, politicians, critics, tour guide...
  • Best Working Partners: Tiger, Sheep, Dog
  • Best Age to Start a Business: 30-50
  • Best Career Fields: Artistic Field, Political Circle, Commercial Fields and Tourism Industry
  • See more about Best Business and Career Fields for Horse
In the year of 2020, people born with Chinese zodiac Horse sign would have much fortune in their love relationship. They will have a large chance to fall in love with someone. However, in terms of career, wealth and health, Horses may face different problems in these three aspects. It will be difficult for them to have outstanding performance in work. Keeping the balance between income and expenses is important in 2020. Horse fortune prediction in 2020 shows that they should notice health condition all the time. Enough physical exercises is necessary. 
Horse Luck in 2020
Combined with the western 12 constellations, Horses' characteristics tends to be more specific, such as self-disciplined Aries, ambitious Taurus, confident Gemini, cautious Cancer, tough Leo, prudent Virgo, graceful Libra, passionate Scorpio, enthusiastic Sagittarius, aspirant Capricorn, generous Aquarius and insightful Pisces.
Apart from sharing some similar general personality traits, People born in the Year of the Horse also subtly features different characteristics based on four blood types. People with type O are usually emotional facing the uncertain situation, but romantic in perusing the true love. Type A people are industrious and persistent, striving to fulfill every ambition, while quick temper makes themselves under great pressure. Those with type B are usually upright and warm-hearted, attracting a lot of friends around, who can be the powerful backup for them. And the type AB ones are wild and unruly in society; they are fond of taking risks to try everything new. Traveling far is what they often do.

Different years of Horse are associated with different items of the traditional Chinese Five Elements, which to some extent affect people’s personality and fate.

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Horse 1954, 2014 Born leader and decision maker, with rich imagination and penetrating opinions.
Fire Horse 1906, 1966 Intelligent, passionate, energetic; sensitive to dressing and fashion.
Earth Horse 1918, 1978 Optimistic, with strong action and executive power.
Metal Horse 1930, 1990 Frank by nature with a ready tongue, sparing no effort to help friends.
Water Horse 1942, 2002 Some short-tempered, but giving and considerate to friends.

Horse Zodiac Eminent Personalities

Louisa May Alcott, Chopin, Davy Crockett, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Sandra Day O'Connor, Rembrandt, Teddy Roosevelt, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Streisand, Cindy Crawford, Cynthia Nixon, Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford, Jason Biggs, Jackie Chan, Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta, Leonard Bernstein, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Rembrandt, Ashton Kutcher, Emma Watson, Josh Hartnett, Katie Holmes, Kristen Stewart, Kobe Bryant, Genghis Khan, Emperor Kangxi and Yongzheng of China’s Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911)
- Last modified on Jan. 14, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Horse
Asked by Unlucky from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 14, 2020 07:10Reply
Career and love
I'm born in the year of horse, January 1979.

The last 3 years from 2017 - 2019 had been extremely difficult for me both in family and career aspects. I had an accident in 2017 due to family pressure and my career had been extremely unstable since the accident. Because of the extreme difficulty my family has put me in, I had stopped communicating with them. My career has never picked up since and every year, I changed my job. Because of the accident, I had mobility issues, although recovered, there were long term residual physical deficits and I feel emotionally down because of that.

I was hoping the year 2020 will shed some light for me after 3 consecutive years of suffering, both emotionally and physically. However, I read that the 2020 rat year is going to be worst of all years in the 12 year cycle, and I do not think I have anymore capacity to endure the suffering. Also, at the age of 41, I do not want my love life (not that I have any cause I'm single) to be halted if I were to meet anyone or wanting to get married in 2020. At the age of 41, I'm not young anymore and I never had the opportunities to meet anyone with a peace of mind due to ongoing family issues for the past many years.

Please advise. Life has been extremely tough for me since 2017.
Answers (1)
Answered by Nathan from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 14, 2020 22:34

Although the Chinese zodiac prediction shows that your overall luck is not that good, you can still make some breakthroughs and improve the current situation.
There will still have several good job opportunities. You should have more confidence about yourself and catch the opportunities timely.
As for love relationship, February, June, September and December will be the lucky months for you. Everything will be ok, dear. Be positive!
Asked by Simran from MALAYSIA | Jan. 14, 2020 06:02Reply
People asking for money
Hi, i am a horse born on 5th dec 1990 female.
Lately i have been encountering people around me asking for money... Never happened to me before.
First a colleague asked if i can lend money cash. I told him i can't as i have some financial crisis too.
Then another friend of mine asked me if i can lend.. Or ask around for him.. He needs a big amount of cash. And I felt that his reasons was just an excuse. I replied no.
Then the next day i had a complete anonymous(customer at work) asked if i can lend. A small amount so that she can buy her medicine. She's a disable. Without thinking i gave her.
The truth is i lend some money from a close friend of mine as i need to survive till my next salary.
Had a hard time this monthly.

Does it mean anything? Is this a bad month for wealth to horse?
How can i improve my luck. Thanks in advance =)
Answers (1)
Answered by Mason from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 14, 2020 22:38

Well, according to the situation, you should be careful when you lend money to other people. But it doesn't mean a bad thing for you. The prediction shows that the pressure will be released in the following months. Don't worry.
Asked by asass123 from INDIA | Dec. 26, 2019 20:49Reply
Future predicition
Male- born on 29 september 1990 time:2.45 pm mumbai india
Female-born on 2 october 1986 time: 1.05 am mumbai india

Can you please tell me the future on our marriage.
Health and career growth together
Answers (3)
Answered by Lucy from CANADA | Dec. 31, 2019 00:48

You are born with a good match. Don't worry. In daily life, you can arrange more outdoor activities. In this way, the relationship will be improved a lot. :)
Answered by asass123 from INDIA | Dec. 31, 2019 02:45

my girlfriend and i are totally different person.
Though i love her a lot but if have lot of issues
Do you think we can be perfect match together in future run, even financially how will be our things
Answered by Lucy | Jan. 01, 2020 19:29

Yes, you should have more confidence about your relationship.
Asked by Shae from JAMAICA | Sep. 30, 2019 07:56Reply
Metal horse experiencing a break up
Hi. Am a metal horse who recently broke up with my boyfriend who is s dog sign. But he wants us to work through it. He lies alot, he flirts and he also cheated. Because of my soft heart I feel so sorry for him but I really dont want to go back because I was so unhappy with him. What should I do? Am just alittle confuse. Will I ever find true love. Am now 29
Answers (3)
Answered by Savannah from USA | Oct. 09, 2019 00:14

Of course you will find true love. According to your situation, you are suggested to give up and start a new life. You deserve better person. :)
Answered by Xed from PH | Oct. 12, 2019 19:28

I am metal horse too, my GF just broke up with me because her mother wants a pure chinese even if we love each other. It's painful. 5 years of memories wasted.
Answered by Shae from JAMAICA | Oct. 13, 2019 19:07

Am sorry to hear. To lose so much years is very hard. I hope you fine true love soon like myself. It will be rough at first but overtime you will heal
Asked by d from UK | Sep. 03, 2019 14:51Reply
I am a metal July born horse. I met a fire December sheep.
I've not been lucky in love yet. I've considered cutting love off the list interlay and focusing on other things. After meeting this goat I feel happy. Do you think we may be happy together for a long time. I would like to get married in my life time. When do you think that may happen for me if at all. Thank you in advance for taking the time to write back to me.
Answers (1)
Answered by Arianna from UKRAINE | Sep. 04, 2019 20:48

Yes, you should follow your heart and pursue your happiness. Both of you are dynamic and outgoing. You need each other’s accompany, and can get satisfaction from family. You two can lead a harmonious life.
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